Skyetek - Nova

The SkyeModule Nova marks the next generation of SkyeTek UHF reader modules. The Nova is an ultra-small, power eficient EPC Class 1 Gen 2 reader/writer module. Am cutting edge ARM Cortex microcontroller and the latest UHF transceiver technology coupled with the readers intelligent operating system make this modulethe most feature rich HF reader module manuyfactured in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Quality is a top priority for all SkyeTek Miodules.

the SkuyeTek module Nova adheres to the PCI Express Mini half card form factor, a widely popular format which allows the Nova to be used quickly and easily in mobile computing applications. At the size of a matchbook this modlue can also fit into almost any new OEM design and is well suited to for battery powered applications.

The Nova utilizes 2 antenna ports that can be software selected and includes SkyTek's Adaptive antenna Tuning, meaning the nova can automatically detect and correct for impedance mismatches between the reader and antenna.

The Nova uses the same SkyeTek Protocol as the M&, M9 & M10 modules, so existing users can easily migrate to the the next generation product. With a Mini PCI Express half height form factor the Nova appears as a USB device when plugged in.


  • UHF Band, 860-960 MHz
  • EPC Class 1 Gen 2
  • 2.0 to 5.5V Power input
  • 2 Antenna Ports
  • 500mW Output Power
  • 10A Sleep Mode
  • Interface support for USB, TTL RS232, SPI, I2C
  • 4 GPIO Pins
  • Mini PCI Express Interface


Frequency UHF
860-960 MHz
Protocols EPC C1G2 /ISO 18000-6C
Size Smaller than a matchbook
30 x 25 x 5 mm

Weight 45g

Effective Range Passive: Upto 6m, Battery Assist: Upto 10m
Performance dependent on tag type, coniguration, and other environmental conditions
Operating Temperature -10C to 70
Storage Temperature -20C to 85C
Voltage Range 2.0 - 5.5 V/DC
Current Consumption Sleep Mode: 10A
Idle Mode: 150 mA
Scan Mode: 500mA
UART(TTL) 9.6-115.2kbps
USB Host Connection USB 2.0 Full Speed 12Mb/s
SPI Mode 1 upto 4Mb/s
I2C 100/400kHz
Programmable GPIO Pins 4
External Antenna 2
Ordering Information and Pricing
Part Number Model Number Description RRP Dealer 1+ 10+ T
[A] Skyetek Nova
1-9041-090-7 Nova RFID UHF Reader - Nova Module, 2 ports $825.00 $750.00 $660.00 $600.00 $585.00 E
[B] Accessories
PCB Antenna Cable
2-9041-015-8 CA9041 Coax Cable Adapter, U.FL to Rev-SMA Bulkhead Jack 150mm $33.00 $30.00 $26.40 $24.00 $23.40 U1
Mating PCB Connector (Mini-PCI Express)
1-0420-052-4 Molex-679101002 Conn, Mini PCI Express, PCB Surface Mount, 0.8mm pitch, 52 pins (Gold Flash) $26.40 $24.00 $21.12 $19.20 $18.00 B
1-9043-020-5 SP-AN-BB-UF UHF Antenna 5dB Linear - Broadband $374.00 $340.00 $299.20 $272.00 $265.20 E
1-9043-030-4 SP-AN-05-UF UHF Inductive Antenna $110.00 $100.00 $88.00 $80.00 $78.00 E
[C] Development Kits
1-9040-100-0 DK-NV-00 Development Kit for Skye Module Nova $1,364.00 $1,240.00 $1,227.60 $1,116.00 $1,116.00 L2
1-9040-101-2 EV-NV-00 Evaluation Kit for Skye Module Nova $825.00 $750.00 $742.50 $675.00 $675.00 L2
First time users must purchase a Development Kit, as this include all documentation and software. Modules and components are supplied on an OEM basis and include no documentation.